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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 1/17/2016
Scottish occupational name for a producer or seller of table linen or for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house from the Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier, an agent derivative of Old French nappe ‘table cloth’ (Latin mappa). Compare Napper. Shortened form of Polish NAPIERALA.